Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 82 89
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +34
Contract jobs citing REST 168 139 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.71% 2.46% 2.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.72% 7.72% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 112 104
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +5.43%
10th Percentile £294 £287 £313
90th Percentile £543 £523 £553
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
North West median hourly rate - - £53.38
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% +7.64%

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,175 1,800 2,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.13% 31.85% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,469 1,208 1,387
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £548 £500 £518
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 64 57
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £23.43 £19.52
90th Percentile £51.40 £49.63 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the North West over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 109 £400 +6.67% 57
Cheshire -21 37 £425 -5.03% 21
Merseyside +21 10 £475 +22.58% 5
Lancashire -13 5 £438 -31.64% 7
Cumbria - 5 £400 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for REST.

1 90 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (50.60%) JavaScript
3 83 (49.40%) Java
4 62 (36.90%) SOAP
4 62 (36.90%) Web Services
5 57 (33.93%) CSS
6 55 (32.74%) TDD
7 51 (30.36%) .NET
8 47 (27.98%) HTML
9 46 (27.38%) C#
10 44 (26.19%) SQL
11 43 (25.60%) Git (software)
12 42 (25.00%) Scrum
13 40 (23.81%) JIRA
14 39 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (23.21%) AngularJS
15 36 (21.43%) MVC
16 33 (19.64%) XML
17 32 (19.05%) SQL Server
18 31 (18.45%) BDD
19 30 (17.86%) Confluence
19 30 (17.86%) Jenkins
20 29 (17.26%) ASP.NET
21 28 (16.67%) Python
21 28 (16.67%) Spring
22 27 (16.07%) jQuery
23 25 (14.88%) Unit Testing
23 25 (14.88%) Windows
23 25 (14.88%) Test Automation
23 25 (14.88%) NoSQL

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (17.86%) Confluence
2 6 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.98%) Apache
3 5 (2.98%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.79%) Jupyter
4 3 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.19%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.19%) Oracle Beehive
5 2 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.19%) WildFly
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.60%) PegaRULES
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (10.12%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.19%) HipChat
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.19%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.14%) Slack
4 10 (5.95%) GitHub
5 9 (5.36%) SaaS
6 5 (2.98%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.38%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.38%) BrowserStack
7 4 (2.38%) iPaaS
8 2 (1.19%) PaaS
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.79%) HTTP
2 2 (1.19%) SMS
2 2 (1.19%) SSL
3 1 (0.60%) AMQP
3 1 (0.60%) BGP
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) Intranet
3 1 (0.60%) IPFIX
3 1 (0.60%) Junos
3 1 (0.60%) MPLS
3 1 (0.60%) MQTT
3 1 (0.60%) MRTG
3 1 (0.60%) OSPF
3 1 (0.60%) SNMP
3 1 (0.60%) TACACS
3 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.88%) NoSQL
3 20 (11.90%) MySQL
4 19 (11.31%) MongoDB
5 16 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 13 (7.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.57%) CouchDB
8 6 (3.57%) Neo4j
9 5 (2.98%) Big Data
10 4 (2.38%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.79%) KDB
11 3 (1.79%) Kdb+
11 3 (1.79%) SAP HANA
12 2 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (1.19%) Blockchain
12 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.60%) MarkLogic
13 1 (0.60%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 43 (25.60%) Git (software)
2 40 (23.81%) JIRA
3 30 (17.86%) Jenkins
4 17 (10.12%) Axure RP
5 15 (8.93%) Cucumber
6 12 (7.14%) JUnit
7 11 (6.55%) Selenium
8 10 (5.95%) Bitbucket
8 10 (5.95%) Jasmine
8 10 (5.95%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (5.95%) Visual Studio
9 9 (5.36%) Protractor
10 8 (4.76%) JMeter
10 8 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (4.17%) SonarQube
11 7 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (3.57%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.98%) eggPlant
13 5 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (8.93%) Finance
2 7 (4.17%) Retail
3 5 (2.98%) Back Office
3 5 (2.98%) Games
4 4 (2.38%) Legal
5 3 (1.79%) Banking
5 3 (1.79%) Law
6 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 112 (66.67%) Developer
2 23 (13.69%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.12%) .NET Developer
3 17 (10.12%) Architect
4 16 (9.52%) Python Developer
5 14 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 12 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 11 (6.55%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (5.36%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (5.36%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) Java Architect
10 7 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.57%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.57%) PHP Developer
11 6 (3.57%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.98%) SAPUI5 Developer
12 5 (2.98%) Test Engineer
12 5 (2.98%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (36.90%) SOAP
1 62 (36.90%) Web Services
2 57 (33.93%) CSS
3 51 (30.36%) .NET
4 47 (27.98%) HTML
5 39 (23.21%) AngularJS
6 33 (19.64%) XML
7 29 (17.26%) ASP.NET
8 28 (16.67%) Spring
9 27 (16.07%) jQuery
10 22 (13.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 21 (12.50%) Node.js
12 20 (11.90%) CSS3
12 20 (11.90%) JSON
13 17 (10.12%) HTML5
13 17 (10.12%) LESS
13 17 (10.12%) WCF
14 16 (9.52%) Ajax
15 15 (8.93%) Java EE
16 12 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.69%) User Experience
2 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.17%) iPad
3 6 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.79%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.19%) iPhone
8 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.60%) DataPower
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Robotics
8 1 (0.60%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.88%) Windows
2 20 (11.90%) Apple iOS
3 18 (10.71%) Android
3 18 (10.71%) Linux
4 12 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.17%) Unix
6 4 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.38%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) CentOS
8 1 (0.60%) Debian
8 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.74%) TDD
3 42 (25.00%) Scrum
4 39 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (21.43%) MVC
6 31 (18.45%) BDD
7 25 (14.88%) Test Automation
7 25 (14.88%) Unit Testing
8 24 (14.29%) Microservices
8 24 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 21 (12.50%) DevOps
9 21 (12.50%) SDLC
10 18 (10.71%) Web Development
11 16 (9.52%) Front End Development
12 15 (8.93%) Mentoring
13 14 (8.33%) Coaching
13 14 (8.33%) Kanban
13 14 (8.33%) SOA
14 13 (7.74%) SFIA
14 13 (7.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 85 (50.60%) JavaScript
2 83 (49.40%) Java
3 46 (27.38%) C#
4 44 (26.19%) SQL
5 28 (16.67%) Python
6 12 (7.14%) PHP
7 9 (5.36%) Ruby
8 8 (4.76%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.57%) Java 8
9 6 (3.57%) VB
10 5 (2.98%) C
10 5 (2.98%) C++
10 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.98%) XPath
11 4 (2.38%) ES6
12 3 (1.79%) ABAP
12 3 (1.79%) Groovy
13 2 (1.19%) Perl
13 2 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (5.36%) Degree
2 6 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.98%) HND
4 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.79%) MCTS
5 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.60%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.38%) WCAG
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.38%) Docker
2 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.19%) XenApp
3 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.60%) etcd
3 1 (0.60%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (6.55%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.95%) Puppet
3 5 (2.98%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (2.98%) Terraform
4 4 (2.38%) Nessus
5 2 (1.19%) Ansible
5 2 (1.19%) Grafana
5 2 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.60%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.60%) collectd
6 1 (0.60%) Consul
6 1 (0.60%) Graphite
6 1 (0.60%) Graylog
6 1 (0.60%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.60%) Icinga
6 1 (0.60%) Kibana
6 1 (0.60%) logstash
6 1 (0.60%) Observium
6 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.60%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.52%) Oracle
3 12 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 9 (5.36%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.76%) SAP
6 6 (3.57%) Splunk
7 5 (2.98%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (2.98%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.98%) Sitecore
7 5 (2.98%) webMethods
8 3 (1.79%) BT
8 3 (1.79%) IBM
9 2 (1.19%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.19%) Citrix
9 2 (1.19%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.19%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.19%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.19%) McAfee
9 2 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.19%) Symantec